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Referred to surgeon because of a polyp that has grown into my appendix. Is appendix removal similar to gallbladder removal?

Referred to surgeon because of a polyp that has grown into my appendix.  Is appendix removal similar to gallbladder removal?

Yes: usually both are done laprascopically (small incisions). Only difference will likely be the soreness from appendectomy will be less as the procedure is in the lower right part of your abdomen, not right under rib cage. ...Read more

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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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How long would it take for scar tissue from an open appendix removal take to start causing abdomen pain?

Variable: Scar tissue often never causes pain, so it's impossible to determine the answer to your question. If you're having chronic pain after healing from an open appendectomy, see your surgeon. There may be something that could be causing the pain and that could be treated. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from appendix removal and intestine being detached from abdominal wall?

How long does it take to recover from appendix removal and intestine being detached from abdominal wall?

Varies: Depends on what you mean as "recovery." Internally the organs return to normal function nearly immediately. But pain medication will slow intestinal activity. Externally the incisions heal in a couple weeks if small laparoscopic surgery was used. Larger incisions may take 4-6 weeks to fully heal. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to do heavy lifting after appendectomy for ruptured appendix? I was in hospital for 7 days and it took me about 4 weeks for me to start walking properly i had a open surgery and it is about a 4-5 inch opening on the right side of ac

Soon likely: If muscle splitting mcburney's incision in the right lower quadrant those heal promptly and well. If some other, better talk with surgeon. Usually gradual increase in reps and weights after about 6 weeks if no pain. ...Read more

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In 1966 open surgery for malrotation & right kidney displacement & appendix removal age 12,now problems with acute Gastroparesis/ SMA Syndrome ?? Help

In 1966 open surgery for malrotation & right kidney displacement & appendix removal age 12,now problems with acute Gastroparesis/ SMA Syndrome ?? Help

Very different: conditions. Both the conditions of "gastroparesis" and "SMA syndrome" are uncommon, and are very different, unrelated conditions. Neither of these would be related to past surgery. Both need a detailed evaluation by a specialist, Gastroenterologist. Both need specialized radiology testing (gastric emptying study, vascular MRI study, etc). Your doctor will know what tests you need. ...Read more

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Had small bowel resection (5ft),colon blockage removed,appendectomy,and hernia repair done in emerg surgery.Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?

Had small bowel resection (5ft),colon blockage removed,appendectomy,and hernia repair done in emerg surgery.Tons of side effects 3months later. Help?

Side Effects: The answer to your questions depends on the side effects you are having. Small bowel resection can affect stool transit time as well as nutrient absorption. Adhesions from any abdominal procedure may be a source of discomfort for some. I suggest you speak to your primary care doc about your symptoms to identify the most likely source of your symptoms. From there you can make a plan. ...Read more

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Laser operation of appendix and any side effects?

Laser operation of appendix and any side effects?

Laparoscopic: Surgery is the minimally invasive surgery using 3 small cuts to remove the appendix. Laser not usually used any longer. Low side effects of late infection rutsk after surgery. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if i had an appendectomy and was just curious what the surgical team does to the appendix after they remove it?

What do you suggest if i had an appendectomy and was just curious what the surgical team does to the appendix after they remove it?

It is sent to ...: Pathology. The specimen is preserved in formalin and then processed so that the pathologist can look at thin slices of it under the microscope for diagnostic purposes. Most of the time, when the appendix it removed, it is for infection (appendicitis), and the pathologist describes the inflammation. Rarely, other diagnoses are seen, such as cancer. Sometimes, the appendix is normal. ...Read more

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Appendectomy (Definition)

Appendectomy is also known as Removal of appendix. An appendectomy is the surgical removal of the appendix. It can either be done through an open incision ...Read more


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